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English Grammar

Past Simple Tense


The past simple verb tense is used when the:

  • the action happened in the past
  • the action/event is completed/finished at the time of speaking
  • the time or/and place is stated or understood
  • the length of the event/action is not important

Examples:

  • I went to school last week.
  • We did not go to English class today.
  • They ate lunch at school.
  • Did you miss the bus this morning.

Note:The following phrases are often used: